I did 80-90 in like a big hour in the old system not 24 hours lol.It is not more difficult for me. I just did 15k this week and I could have done even 20k if I wanted to. It takes a massive amount of time in later provinces, because we can no longer do auto without risking to lose everything, still it is just 6 hours instead of 24 hours a week we had in the old system for this kind of points, so I am happy with it. I do auto maybe up to 25 provinces or 14 without many booster buildings. The real strategy to win this is upgrading the time warp and polar bears and placing the booster buildings on friday or saturday, so you can use them twice. For me only MMM is an issue, I got a lot of UUU and DA and just enough ELR atm. A month ago I was low on ELR and got enough MMM, so it is hard to predict, maybe it depends on which tournament I do. I removed all AWs I don't really need to reduce AW levels and upgraded my simia to level 35. The martial monastery, needles, flying academy will be the next ones. I am not sure about the victory springs and heroes forge. I'll need the toads too, because I operate a lot with frogs. I don't think I'll upgrade my dragon abbey, I can increase mage damage with MMM, so unless I run out of those frequently, I'll keep it on level 1.
I find manual fun and rewarding in marble and steel tournament, it's a lot less rewarding and fun in the other ones.
I did a decent amount manually in kristal tournament as well, it worked well but I did not like it.
All the others hell no. I really can't handle it week in week out. sporadically it's fine, the last 5 provinces or see weekly is fine but weekly 20-50 manually 6 rounds nty.
Whacking your wonders to the minimum does help a lot, but I am not mentally ready for that, I already collected about 70K KP in instants that I could use to rebuild them if things change, but I still havent whacked anything, I did not improve anything.